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July 25, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Lazy Afternoon at Russian River

Here, Gary returns to the site where he once spent a glorious day sitting at the bar and just drinking – Russian River in Santa Rosa, CA.

During my first trip out to the Bay Area in April 2008, JP and I spent a long Sunday afternoon at Santa Rosa’s Russian River Brewing Company. Actually, we got there at 11am and didn’t leave until 6pm so maybe a long late morning and afternoon then. We were there so long that our awesome bartender Jeff put down “Beer Vacation” as the name on our tab – there couldn’t be a more apt name. […]

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July 22, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shake Shack Custard Conquest – July 2010

Here, Gary shows off some photos from eating through the July 2010 selection of special flavors of frozen custard at Shake Shack.

This is the fifth month that I’ve been doing this and it’s by far the hottest month in which I’ve done this. So please forgive me for the cups of cream some of these pictures turned out looking like. Despite rapidly melting, there were some custards to be eaten and this month had some solid custards – some weren’t memorable but none were bad. Take a gander at the photos to see what’s available this month at the Shack. […]

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July 18, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Al Porticciolo

Here, Kate and her mother have a wonderful meal at Al Porticciolo in Cefalù.

It was our first full day in the enchanting beach town of Cefalu, our first time ever being on the island of Sicily, and it happened to be Friday night. After a day of traveling, getting settled, lunching, swimming, and shopping, my mom and I treated ourselves to a special dinner and a bottle of wine. We stumbled into this restaurant after reading the menu outside and liking it. We were led outside a terrace even more beautiful than the one we lunched at. […]

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July 15, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Inn Bufalito

Here, Kate kicks off a series of posts from her trip to Italy with a meal at Inn Bufalito in Sorrento.

The chef and owner Franco is obviously passionate about what he does. He personally greets each table, earnestly explaining Inn Bufalito’s concept. Perhaps his six years in the states gave him inspiration for this restaurant, which is at the same time very traditional Italian, and very modern. He uses no cream or butter in his cooking, as the ancient Italians from the Amalfi Coast would not have, and uses all regional ingredients. Americans like this, and you get the sense that he knows this. […]

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July 11, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day

Here, Gary takes in the first ever Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day… at least in New York it is.

Us New Yorkers have it pretty good – we’ve got world-class four-star restaurants as well as some great places to eat when we’re not feeling all fancy. What we do lack in, however, are some of the popular fast food chains that dot the American map. We didn’t get our first Chipotle until 2003; heck, we don’t even have a Sonic and still their commercials all over the damned television. Something else we don’t have is a Chick-fil-A – okay, NYUers, I know you all have one on your campus but it doesn’t count if it costs $30k a year to enter. […]

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